Staff profile

Dr Mehdi Hasan

Lecturer in Economics


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Economics and Finance. Prior to joining the University of Derby, I was teaching at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. I also worked at the University of Chester and Wrexham Glyndwr University as an academic staff.

Currently, I am responsible for teaching, research and supervision at Derby Business School. As a Lecturer, I support students to understand the economic theories and apply the knowledge in everyday life. For doing so, I apply student centred and research focused teaching techniques in the class.

Teaching responsibilities

I am Module Leader for the third year Applied Economics Project. My other teaching responsibilities involved Business Economics, Global Business and Strategy, Industrial Economics, and Current Debates in Applied Economic Theory at various levels. Apart from teaching, I supervise the undergraduate and postgraduate research students.

Research interests

My research focuses on the various aspects of the third sector economy. Furthermore, I am keen to conduct a cross-country study to explore the efficiency of the non-government organisations in the emerging economies.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

September 2015 - Rethinking the Contribution of the Voluntary Sector - Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Academy of Management

May 2014 - Voluntary Sector: Visible and Invisible Factors - Paper presented at Joint Staffordshire/Glyndwr PGR Annual Conference at Glyndwr University

November 2013 - The Income Approach to Calculate the Voluntary Sector’s Contribution to GDP - Paper presented at 19th Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research conference at Sheffield Hallam University

June 2011 - Mixed Method to Estimate Voluntary Sector’s Contribution to National Economy Paper and poster presented at Qualitative Inquiry and Grounded Theory Methodology Symposium at Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Recent publications

(2018). "Audit Sampling techniques and fraud detection in the public sector: A comparative case study between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka". Managing Auditing Journal, Research in progress, Publisher: Emerald, with Binsardi, B. and Nagirikandalage, P. (Journal Ranking 2)

(2017). “Estimating the Voluntary Sector’s Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with Limited Data on Volunteering”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Under Review, Publisher: Sage, with Binsardi, B. (Journal Ranking 3)

(2015). ‘Volunteers’ Economic Contribution: Enormous but Invisible! A Case Study.’ Conference proceeding of the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference. Available from

(2014). “Using the Income Approach to Calculate the Voluntary Sector’s Contribution to Gross Domestic Product: A Welsh Case Study: Research Note”, Contemporary Wales: An Annual Review of Economic, Social and Political Research, Vol. 27, Issue: September, ISSN 0951-4937, with Binsardi, B. (Journal Ranking 2). [Available Online] Links:;].

(2013). ‘The Income Approach to Calculate the Voluntary Sector’s Contribution to GDP.’ Proceedings of the voluntary sector and the volunteering research conference, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Voluntary Sector Studies.